Compare 1997 Dodge Viper vs 1997 Mercedes-Benz S Class

1997 Dodge Viper
1997 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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2-Door GTS Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Viper 2-Door GTS Coupe 12 21 $59,280 $66,000
Viper 2-Door RT/10 Roadster 12 21 $59,280 $66,000
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2-Door Coupe 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class 2-Door Coupe 5.0L 15 22 $79,950 $91,900
S-Class 2-Door Coupe 6.0L 13 20 $115,970 $133,300
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.2L LWB 17 24 $57,940 $66,600
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.2L SWB 17 24 $55,070 $63,300
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 4.2L 16 22 $64,290 $73,900
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 5.0L 15 21 $76,120 $87,500
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 6.0L 13 19 $113,360 $130,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$59,280
$79,950
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$66,000
$91,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1100 / month
$1532 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.7
Front Head Room (in)
36.8 36.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 92.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 61.7
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 56.5
Second Leg Room (in)
- 31.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.1
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.7 74.6
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 6.2
Length, Overall (in)
176.7 199.4
Height, Overall (in)
47.0 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 63.5
Wheelbase (in)
96.2 115.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.2 14.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.87 11.8 x .48
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.26 12.6 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.0 26.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Pwr Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.4 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
41.3 NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.7 14.56
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 38.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T155/80D16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P335/35ZR17 235/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P275/40ZR17 235/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3383 4695
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 13 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 10 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.8 16.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
143 143.0
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
490 @ 3700 347 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
8.0L/488 5.0L/303
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
450 @ 5200 315 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V10 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 15
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.66 3.59
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
11.9 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Dodge Viper Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil-Shock Units w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
36 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.86 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Coil-Shock Units w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
36 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.06 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Link

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